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Henry Rawie DeSelm Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3878

  • Staff Only

This collection includes several maps two Civil War prints. The maps depict geographical and ecological areas in the United States, including specific maps of Tennessee and Kentucky, along with maps of the United States. There are also 4 atlases. There are 2 copies of Geologic Quadrangle Maps of Tennesse, 1956. Also included is Forest Atlas-Geographic Distribution of North American Trees, Part I-Pines, 1913, as well as A Forest Atlas of the South, 1969. The Civil War prints come from a book, Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War, published in 1896, and depict battles in Tennessee during 1863, including the Battle of Lookout Mountain and Capture of Mission Ridge.

Dates

  • undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)

Abstract

This collection includes several maps and two Civil War prints. The maps depict geographical and ecological areas in the United States, including maps of Tennessee and Kentucky, along with maps of the United States. The Civil War prints come from a book and depict battles in Tennessee during 1863.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Rawie "Hal" DeSelm was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He met his wife in junior high school. He went on to join the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he went to Ohio State University. In 1956, him and his wife moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where he joined the University of Tennessee in the Botany Deparment and the Ecology Program. He remained a professor there until 1989, becoming a Professor Emeritus. He was a member and scientific contributor to many environmentalist and scientific publications and organizations. DeSelm died on July 11, 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480